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FDA Updates Sotrovimab Emergency Use Authorization

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Nowcast data from April 5, 2022,  estimates that the proportion of COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron BA.2 variant is above 50% in all Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S. regions. Data included in the health care provider...

   Estimated Time: COVID-19, Pharmacology

NIH Resource: Study Looks for Long COVID Risk Factors 

In a study supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, researchers enrolled 209 people ages 18 to 89 who had laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 ...

   Estimated Time: COVID-19, Epidemiology Outcomes

COVID-19 Infection Control and PPE Update (Infographic)

This infographic highlights key points from the Free SCCM webcast revisiting precautions, engineering and hazard controls. 

   Estimated Time: 1:00 Coronavirus, COVID-19, PPE

Clinical and Histopathologic Features of Myocarditis in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (Adult)–Associated COVID-19

From Critical Care Explorations The authors report three cases of healthy young adults diagnosed with severe acute respiratory syndrome-CoV-2 related (MIS-A).

   Estimated Time: 13:43 Cardiovascular, Case Presentations, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Serial Thromboelastography and the Development of Venous Thromboembolism in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19

From Critical Care Explorations The authors test the hypothesis that relatively lower clot strength on thromboelastography maximum amplitude (MA) is associated with development of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in critically ill patients with COVID-19.

   Estimated Time: 28:50 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing, DVT

COVID-19 Infection Control and PPE Update

Revisit isolation precautions, engineering controls, and aerosol-generating procedures, and review personal protective equipment updates, including the evolution of masking recommendations.

   Estimated Time: 55:58 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, PPE

Prevalence of Select New Symptoms and Conditions Among Persons Aged Younger Than 20 Years and 20 Years or Older at 31 to 150 Days After Testing Positive or Negative for SARS-CoV-2

Understanding the frequency with which new symptoms and conditions emerge in the months following SARS-CoV-2 infection is important to inform patients’ expectations for recovery and allow health care professionals and health systems to address patients’ needs. Shortness of bre...

   Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Post COVID-19

Mini-Bronchoalveolar Lavage for Diagnosing Coronavirus Disease 2019–Associated Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

Critical Care Explorations  The authors found a similar percentage of positive test results in mini-bronchoalveolar lavage and bronchoalveolar lavage samples in patients with suspected coronavirus disease 2019–associated pulmonary aspergillosis, indicating that mini-bronchoalv...

   Estimated Time: 10:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

ATS Resource: Critical Perspective: Bacterial Superinfection in Patients Mechanically Ventilated for COVID-19 Pneumonia (Podcast)

In this “Breathe Easy Critical Perspective” podcast, Dr. Dominique Pepper interviews Dr. Richard Wunderink They discuss Dr. Wunderink's recent publication in the Blue Journal about bacterial superinfection in patients intubated and mechanically ventilated for COVID-19 pneumoni...

HHS Resource: Surgeon General Releases Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been exposed to an abundance of information from a large number of sources.

   Estimated Time: Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Editorial: Is Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia More Frequent in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019?

From Critical Care Medicine  In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Vacheron et al. on the epidemiology of ventilatory-associated pneumonia among patients with COVID-19.

   Estimated Time: 8:52 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Current Approved Therapies for COVID-19

Stay up to date on the mass vaccination efforts in the United States with this SCCM webcast. Thought leaders will address current COVID-19 variants and vaccine efficacy and review pediatric vaccination considerations. This webcast is the second in a series of updates that SCCM...

   Estimated Time: 1:01:15 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

What Will Endemic COVID-19 Mean in the ICU?

Learn how COVID-19 is becoming an endemic condition in intensive care units in this FREE SCCM webcast. Subject matter experts will also discuss COVID-19 myths and misconceptions and how COVID-19 has changed the continuum of care. The Society of Critical Care Medicine and th...

   Estimated Time: 00:58:17 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Stay up to date on the mass vaccination efforts in the United States with this FREE SCCM webcast. Thought leaders will address current COVID-19 variants and vaccine efficacy and review pediatric vaccination considerations. This webcast is the second in a series of updates that...

   Estimated Time: 1:02:27 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Vaccines

COVID Associated Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Dr. Marlies Ostermann from Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Hospital in London, UK, who covered the evaluation and management of acute kidney injury in patients with COVID-19, including a review of the COVID ADQI Work Group AKI consensus report.  Curriculum Topic:  Fluids,...

   Estimated Time: 52:11 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, STOP VIRUS

Increased Incidence of Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: A Multicentric Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine . In this Clinical Investigation the authors estimated the overall incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, the cumulative incidence, and hazard rate of the first and the second ventilator-associated pneumonia.

   Estimated Time: 25:20 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

When monitoring hospitalized COVID-19 patients, both critically ill and noncritically ill, to prevent Stenotrophomonas or other secondary infections or fungal infections, when should prophylactic antibiotics be administered?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on September 8, 2021

   Estimated Time: 2:12 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

How often do COVID-19 patients have a secondary bacterial infection? What is the role of antibiotics in these patients?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on August 11, 2021

   Estimated Time: 03:19 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Would you recommend that a patient who has a negative antibody test after receiving two vaccine doses should have a booster dose?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on August 11, 2021

   Estimated Time: 02:07 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Managing Secondary Fungal Infections in COVID-19 Patients

This webinar discussed how to manage common secondary fungal infections commonly seen in COVID-19 patients.  Webcast Recorded on Tuesday, July 27, 2021

   Estimated Time: 1:00:59 min Clinical presentations, Coinfections, Coronavirus, COVID-19